Eight legs - Arachnids

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Submit your best picture of an arachnid with 8 legs. Crabs, Octopus's and other eight legged animals not allowed. Anything in the Arachnid family is ok - Spiders, Scorpions tick's etc. Please give any information you have on what the arachnid is, where it was taken and any interesting stories about getting the photograph.
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The Spider and the Wasp
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I think it's a European garden spider (Araneus diadematus) The picture was taken in my parents backyard. I spotted the spider sitting in the corner of its web slowly wrapping a dead wasp. In the area I live, this is about as big as they get and I spent maybe 15 minutes or more just watching it.
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Submitted: Friday, 22nd May, 2009 18:41 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 13th November, 2008
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